Clean Beauty

Clean Beauty

Over the last year, the market in beauty has experienced a makeover.

Consumers, collectively, are choosing to read labels and investigate the ingredients in the products they use each day. The conversations are more prominent, leading companies like Sephora to differentiate the products consisting of cleaner, safer ingredients!

The holidays are the perfect way to share the products you love and trust with those you love and trust.

Here are my top favorites from my favorite clean beauty brand, a company that is taking the world by storm and challenging the transparency of the beauty industry by lobbying for legislation for increased ingredient regulation. Voting with your dollar by investing in companies like Beautycounter will help to take the conversation one step further, forcing the government to take notice. Money talks.

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  1. Cleansing Balm. One of Beautycounter’s most multipurpose products, this balm is brimming with benefits and uses. It serves as a cleanser, a makeup remover, a moisturizing overnight mask - to name a few - and it hydrates the skin using fruit oils while simultaneously brightening the skin with Vitamin C.

  2. Dew Skin. This tinted moisturizer manages to showcase your skin while protecting it from the sun. Its sheer coverage gives a dewy glow while evening and brightening your natural skin tone. I’ve recommended this to so many friends of mine who enjoy lighter coverage (like, yours truly - hello, freckles!)

  3. Lemongrass Sugar Body Scrub. Not only does it smell divine, but it feels so luxurious on the skin. The almond and sunflower oils in this scrub keep your skin hydrated while the brown sugar gently buffs away dead skin cells. One of my clients swears by this product for just before shaving her legs. It’s perfect for the friend who enjoys a staycation spa experience. I even throw this in my bag when I’m heading to the salon for a pedicure!

  4. Brilliant Brow Gel. For your low-maintenance beauty guru, this brow gel is perfect for the girl on the go. One of my clients is a new Mommy, and she loves this for her morning makeup routine because it’s so convenient. I brush this through my brows each morning and I swear it’s a miracle worker.

  5. Overnight Resurfacing Peel. Whenever a client or prospective client asks me for one recommendation, this is the one that comes to mind. This peel is fantastic, gentle, and will give you results overnight (literally). Formulated with fifteen botanically-derived acids, it chemically exfoliates your skin while keeping it hydrated and supple thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid. The lack of formaldehyde-based preservatives that are commonly found in peels are what make it a safer selection for your skin.

  6. Velvet Eyeshadow Palette in Classic. This palette is perfect for the neutral-lover. I lovingly refer to this palette as my ‘one stop shop’ because it has everything. The ivory shade is perfect for the brow bone, or for an all-over wash of color on the eyelid. There are three transitional shades that range from neutral to warm-toned, three sheen-y neutrals that can serve as a pop of light on the lid or a natural wash of color, and even a shimmery gold shade to take your look from day to night.

  7. Sheer Lipstick in Terra. This shade is a natural, earthy pink - think your lips, but better - and makes the perfect gift for a teacher or boss. It’s not too pigmented, layers nicely, and this universally flattering shade looks darling on just about everyone. They’ll thank you for introducing them to their favorite everyday lip that transitions nicely from the office to dinner.

  8. Blush in Nectar. Beautycounter’s blushes are one of my favorite products because of the standout. The pigment is fantastic and long-lasting (so much so that I wear it during shows) and the shade Nectar is a cleaner dupe for Orgasm. The warm tone of the pink mixed with the subtle cool gold-toned shimmer makes for a neutral flush that looks beautiful in the winter.

  9. Countertime Regimen. For your friend who is looking to take their skincare to the next level but has nowhere to start, this regimen is a lifesaver. It’s the newest addition to our collections and it’s formulated to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and dullness due to our original plant-derived, cleaner version of retinol called Bakuchiol. It does all of the powerhouse heavy lifting without the harmful side effects (like increased sun sensitivity).

Happy Holidays xo,